Churchwarden pipes stem back to a time in history where churches never locked their doors. It's said that during that time churchwardens or watchmen kept an eye on the building at night. Something that helped them pass the time was pipe tobacco, and so they had pipes made with extremely long stems to avoid the pipe and aftermath of the tobacco from getting in their line of sight. Also referred to as reading pipes, the long stem allows you to enjoy a pipe while still looking down to read your favorite book. The Churchwarden pipe is a unique piece to add to your collection.